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Juett, LA, Drury, JE, Greensmith, TB, Thompson, AP, Funnell, MP, James, LJ, Mears, SA (2024) Hypohydration induced by prolonged cycling in the heat increases biomarkers of renal injury in males, European Journal of Applied Physiology, 124(4), pp.1085-1096, ISSN: 1439-6319. DOI: 10.1007/s00421-023-05328-8.

Funnell, MP, Juett, LA, Reynolds, K, Johnson, D, James, RM, Mears, S, Cheuvront, SN, Kenefick, RW, James, L (2024) Iterative assessment of a sports rehydration beverage containing a novel amino acid formula on water uptake kinetics, European Journal of Nutrition, ISSN: 1436-6207. DOI: 10.1007/s00394-024-03325-x.

Funnell, M, Moss, J, Brown, D, Mears, S, James, L (2024) Perceived dehydration impairs endurance cycling performance in the heat in active males, Physiology & Behavior, 276, 114462, ISSN: 0031-9384. DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2024.114462.

Bergin-Taylor, K, Funnell, M, Ferguson, RA, Mears, S, James, L (2023) Serum osmolality measured in fingertip capillary blood is comparable to serum osmolality measured in venous blood, Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 49(1), pp.121-124, ISSN: 1715-5312. DOI: 10.1139/apnm-2022-0358.

Funnell, MP, Mears, SA, James, LJ (2023) A self-paced 15-minute cycling time trial is a reliable performance measure in recreationally active individuals, Journal of Sports Sciences, 41(17), pp.1581-1586, ISSN: 0264-0414. DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2023.2283993.

Funnell, MP, Embleton, D, Morris, T, Macrae, HZ, Hart, N, Mazzotta, T, Lockyer, W, Juett, LA, Mears, SA, James, LJ (2023) Exercise-induced hypohydration impairs 3 km treadmill-running performance in temperate conditions, Journal of Sports Sciences, 41(12), pp.1171-1178, ISSN: 0264-0414. DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2023.2259728.

Reynolds, K, Juett, LA, Funnell, M, Schofield, JB, Grundig, C, Melidis, G, Brown, A, Hubbard, W, Luo, Y, Almahaireh, I, James, L, Mears, S (2023) Apple puree as a natural fructose source provides an effective alternative carbohydrate source for fuelling half-marathon running performance, European Journal of Sport Science, 23(10), pp.2011-2020, ISSN: 1746-1391. DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2023.2207074.

Funnell, M, Juett, L, Ferrara, R, Mears, S, James, L (2023) Ad-libitum fluid intake was insufficient to achieve euhydration 20 h after intermittent running in male team sports athletes, Physiology and Behavior, 268, 114227, ISSN: 0031-9384. DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2023.114227.

Peden, DL, Funnell, MP, Reynolds, KM, Kenefick, RW, Cheuvront, SN, Mears, SA, James, LJ (2023) Post-exercise rehydration: Comparing the efficacy of three commercial oral rehydration solutions, Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 5, 1158167, DOI: 10.3389/fspor.2023.1158167.

Wilby, R, Orr, M, Depledge, D, Giulianotti, R, Havenith, G, Kenyon, JA, Matthews, TKR, Mears, S, Mullan, DJ, Taylor, L (2022) The impacts of sport emissions on climate: Measurement, mitigation, and making a difference, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1519(1), pp.20-33, ISSN: 0077-8923. DOI: 10.1111/nyas.14925.

Reynolds, K, Juett, L, Cobb, J, Hulston, CJ, Mears, S, James, L (2022) Apple puree as a natural fructose source provides an effective alternative to artificial fructose sources for fuelling endurance cycling performance in males, Nutraceuticals, 2(3), pp.205-217, DOI: 10.3390/nutraceuticals2030015.

Reynolds, K, Clifford, T, Mears, S, James, L (2022) A food first approach to carbohydrate supplementation in endurance exercise: a systematic review, International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 32(4), pp.296-310, ISSN: 1526-484X. DOI: 10.1123/ijsnem.2021-0261.

Juett, L, Midwood, K, Funnell, M, James, L, Mears, S (2021) Hypohydration produced by high-intensity intermittent running increases biomarkers of renal injury in males, European Journal of Applied Physiology, 121, pp.3485-3497, ISSN: 1439-6319. DOI: 10.1007/s00421-021-04804-3.

Juett, L, James, L, Mears, S (2021) Effects of exercise on acute kidney injury biomarkers and the potential influence of fluid intake, Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 76(suppl 1), ISSN: 0250-6807. DOI: 10.1159/000515022.

Naharudin, MN, Adams, J, Richardson, H, Thomson, T, Oxinou, C, Marshall, C, Clayton, DJ, Mears, S, Yusof, A, Hulston, C, James, LJ (2020) Viscous placebo and carbohydrate breakfasts similarly decrease appetite and increase resistance exercise performance compared with a control breakfast in trained males, British Journal of Nutrition, 124(2), pp.232-240, ISSN: 0007-1145. DOI: 10.1017/S0007114520001002.

Mears, S, Boxer, B, Sheldon, D, Wardley, H, Tarnowski, CA, James, L, Hulston, C (2020) Sports drink intake pattern affects exogenous carbohydrate oxidation during running, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 52(9), pp.1976-1982, ISSN: 0195-9131. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000002334.

Mears, S, Worley, J, Mason, GS, Hulston, C, James, L (Accepted for publication) Addition of sodium alginate and pectin to a carbohydrate-electrolyte solution does not influence substrate oxidation, gastrointestinal comfort or cycling performance, Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, ISSN: 1715-5312. DOI: 10.1139/apnm-2019-0802.

James, L, Funnell, M, James, RM, Mears, S (2019) Does hypohydration really impair endurance performance? Methodological considerations for interpreting hydration research, Sports Medicine, 49(Supp 2), ISSN: 0112-1642. DOI: 10.1007/s40279-019-01188-5.

Funnell, MP, Mears, S, Bergin-Taylor, K, James, L (2019) Blinded and unblinded hypohydration similarly impair cycling time trial performance in the heat in trained cyclists, Journal of Applied Physiology, 126(4), pp.870-879, ISSN: 8750-7587. DOI: 10.1152/japp.hysiol.01026.2018.

Scott, B, Laursen, P, James, L, Boxer, B, Chandler, Z, Lam, E, Gascoyne, T, Messenger, J, Mears, S (2018) The effect of 1,3-butanediol and carbohydrate supplementation on running performance, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 22(6), pp.702-706, ISSN: 1440-2440. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2018.11.027.

Whatmough, S, Mears, S, Kipps, C (2018) Serum sodium changes in marathon participants who use NSAIDs, BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine, ISSN: 2055-7647. DOI: 10.1136/bmjsem-2018-000364.

Mears, S, Dickinson, K, Bergin-Taylor, K, Dee, R, Kay, J, James, L (2018) Perception of breakfast ingestion enhances high intensity cycling performance, International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, ISSN: 1555-0265. DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2017-0318.

James, L, Moss, J, Henry, J, Papadopoulou, C, Mears, S (2017) Hypohydration impairs endurance performance: a blinded study, Physiological Reports, Vol. 5(Iss. 12), ISSN: 2051-817X. DOI: 10.14814/phy2.13315.

Funnell, MP, Dykes, NR, Owen, EJ, Mears, S, Rollo, I, James, L (2017) Ecologically valid carbohydrate intake during soccer-specific exercise does not affect running performance in a fed state, Nutrients, 9(1), DOI: 10.3390/nu9010039.

Beaumont, R, Cordery, P, Funnell, MP, Mears, S, James, L, Watson, P (2017) Chronic ingestion of a low dose of caffeine induces tolerance to the performance benefits of caffeine, Journal of Sports Sciences, pp.1-8, ISSN: 0264-0414. DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2016.1241421.

Mears, SA, watson, P, shirreffs, S (2016) Thirst responses following high intensity intermittent exercise when access to ad libitum water intake was permitted, not permitted or delayed, Physiology and Behavior, 157, pp.47-54, ISSN: 1873-507X. DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.01.016.

James, L, Mears, S, Shirreffs, SM (2015) Electrolyte supplementation during severe energy restriction increases exercise capacity in the heat, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY, 115(12), pp.2621-2629, ISSN: 1439-6319. DOI: 10.1007/s00421-015-3254-1.

Watson, P, Whale, A, Mears, S, Reyner, LA, Maughan, RJ (2015) Mild hypohydration increases the frequency of driver errors during a prolonged, monotonous driving task, PHYSIOLOGY & BEHAVIOR, 147, pp.313-318, ISSN: 0031-9384. DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2015.04.028.

Mears, S and Shirreffs, SM (2015) Assessing hydration status and reported beverage intake in the workplace, American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 9(2), pp.157-168, ISSN: 1559-8276. DOI: 10.1177/1559827614523706.

Mears, S and Shirreffs, SM (2014) Voluntary water intake during and following moderate exercise in the cold, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORT NUTRITION AND EXERCISE METABOLISM, 24(1), pp.47-58, ISSN: 1526-484X. DOI: 10.1123/ijsnem.2013-0034.

Mears, S and Shirreffs, SM (2013) The effects of high-intensity intermittent exercise compared with continuous exercise on voluntary water ingestion, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORT NUTRITION AND EXERCISE METABOLISM, 23(5), pp.488-497, ISSN: 1526-484X.


Mears, SA, Boxer, B, Sheldon, D, Wardley, H, Tarnowski, C, James, LJ, Hulston, CJ (2019) Does Pattern of Drink Intake Affect Exogenous Carbohydrate Oxidation During Prolonged Submaximal Running?. In ACSM Annual Meeting, MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, Orlando, USA, pp.376-376, DOI: 10.1249/01.mss.0000561626.30754.a3.

Mears, SA, Bee, G, Williams, DW, Watson, P (2015) Validation Of A Point Of Care Serum Sodium Analyser During A Simulated Prolonged Run Protocol. In , Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, pp.493-494, DOI: 10.1249/01.mss.0000477789.37268.c6.

Maughan, RJ, Watson, P, Whale, A, Mears, SA, Reyner, LA (2015) Mild hypohydration increases the frequency of driver errors during a prolonged, monotonous driving task. In , Nutricion hospitalaria, p.10262, DOI: 10.3305/nh.2015.32.sup2.10262.


Wilby, R, Orr, M, Depledge, D, Giulianotti, R, Havenith, G, Kenyon, JA, Matthews, TKR, Mears, S, Mullan, DJ, Taylor, L (2023) Supplementary information files for The impacts of sport emissions on climate: Measurement, mitigation, and making a difference, DOI: 10.17028/rd.lboro.21948095.

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